EAST WENATCHEE — After his team had controlled play in the first half, Eastmont soccer coach Eric Duffey thought the Wildcats were well on their way to a victory after breaking a scoreless tie in the 50th minute.
But Southridge had other plans.
Jake Zoulek scored a pair of goals over the next five minutes to give the Suns the lead and eventually the victory. Yonatan Rodriguez had Eastmont’s lone goal, on an assist from Juan Rodriguez.
“It was a quiet first half in terms of goals, but we felt we were controlling the pace and getting good opportunities,” Duffey said. “So as soon as we scored I thought we were going to hold on.”
Duffey said that on Southridge’s first goal, Eastmont’s defenders let up when they say the linesman started to raise his arm to indicate offsides on the Suns. But when the call didn’t come, Zoulek was able to beat Wildcats goalie Jose Valtierra one-on-one.
Before the Wildcats could regroup, Zoulek struck again a minute later.
Valtierra made three saves in his first-ever varsity start. The Wildcats were missing two of their starters for the game due to grade issues.
The Wildcats could have grabbed the No. 3 seed for the playoffs with a win, but the loss means they will be the No. 4 seed regardless of the outcome of their final regular-season match with Hanford.
Chelan 3, Okanogan 2 (2OT)
Eleazar Galvan scored two goals, including the game-winner in the second overtime, to help the Goats clinch the Caribou Trail League championship with a win over the Bulldogs. Galvan also assisted Chelan’s first goal, a tally by Alejandro Angulo early in the season half.
Cashmere 4, Omak 2
Josh Arzola and Brian Pecha each scored for the Pioneers, but it wasn’t enough as the Bulldogs took the win in Omak.
Cascade 3, Tonasket 0
Omar Ambrocio scored the Kodiaks’ first goal and assisted their second to help Cascade pick up the win. Mani Avila and Christian Rivas also scored for Cascade, and Omar Sanchez made one save in goal to notch the shutout.
Manson 7, Oroville 2
Jesus Sanchez had three scores in a game for the fourth time this season to lead the Trojans to the five-goal victory in Manson.
Ellensburg 2, Quincy 1
Ellensburg stole one from Quincy, scoring the tying goal in the 79th minute before winning it in overtime.
Salvador Lopez scored Quincy’s goal.
Boys track and field
Isaiah Brandt-Sims won the 200 (21.97 seconds), Nicholas Boersma took the 800 (1:54.33), and the team of Kyle Clemans, Spencer Smith, Brandt-Sims and Cooper Helm won the sprint medley relay (1:35.21) to lead Wenatchee to second place overall in the 55-team meet.
Girls track and field
Lake Washington Invitational
Audrey Ketcham had a meet-record high jump of five feet, nine inches, and the 4x200 relay team of Ashley Sharp, Nicole Dorsey, Grace Peven and Christie Adams was victorious at 1:46.36 to help Wenatchee tie for second in the 51-team meet in Kirkland. Ketcham’s jump was also this season’s best in the state, regardless of classification.
Inland Empire Invitational
Wenatchee’s top singles player and top two doubles teams earned first place in their respective brackets at the Inland Empire Invitational in Spokane.
Hudson Barnhart defeated West Valley’s Aaron Farmer 6-0, 6-4 in the No. 1 singles final match. In the No. 1 doubles final, Clint Vidano and Nick Mandelis beat Cooper Anderson and Daniel Wenker of West Valley 6-1, 2-6, 6-2. Nathaniel Noyd and Lucas Tilly won the second doubles title, defeating Lewis and Clark’s Scott Wortley and Kenny Rukavina 6-0, 6-0.
Walla Walla 6, Eastmont 1
The No. 1 doubles team of Aaron Line and Josh Waterhouse defeated Kyle Linker and Carlos Martinez 6-4, 7-5 for the Wildcats’ lone victory in the non-league match.
Inland Empire Invitational
The Wenatchee team of Alexa Glomb and Nikki Schroeder claimed second out of 44 teams in the No. 2 doubles bracket at the 32-school event. Samantha Simmons and Emma Jo Scherschligt of East Valley (Yakima) defeated the duo 6-2, 6-3 in the championship match.
“Alexa is my No. 1, so I though I would give her a change-up,” said Wenatchee coach Norm Armstrong. “They played very well. They went through some pretty tough competition to get there (the finals).”
Walla Walla 4, Eastmont 3
Walla Walla’s Rachel Schueller hung on for a 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 victory over Nicolette Kruse in No. 3 singles that decided the final tally.
Bekah Waterhouse (No. 1 singles), and the teams of Kelly Komro and Mackenzie Banning (No. 2 doubles) and Joy Lawless and Jaymie Poage (No. 3 doubles) all won in straight sets for Eastmont.
Cascade 14-16, Tonasket 2-2
Kodiak pitching held Tonasket to just seven hits on the day to improve to 12-0 in the CTL and lock up at least a share of their fourth straight league championship.
Cascade’s Stacy Scollard went 4-for-4 with five runs and five RBI in the twinbill, while Ali Schauer went 3-for-4 with a double, two runs, and four RBI in Game 1, then pitched three hitless innings to notch the win in Game 2.
Omak 7-6, Cashmere 4-2
In the opener, Mackenzie Norwill had a home run and three runs driven in for the Pioneers.
Cascade 25-21, Tonasket 7-0
Cascade pounded out 34 hits in a doubleheader sweep of host Tonasket.
In the opener, Ben Smithson picked up the win on the mound, hit a grand slam and drove in nine runs.
In the nightcap, Smithson, Neil Champaign, Jesse Ward, Michael Allen and Geoffry Linn had two hits apiece for the Kodiaks, who with a 7-2 record are in second place in the Caribou Trail League.
Cashmere 15-7, Omak 0-3
Nick Tarver was unhittable for his third straight start and Cashmere continued its march toward a perfect league season with a doubleheader sweep of Omak.
Tarver, who threw no-hitters against Chelan and Tonasket in his last two starts, combined on a no-hitter with Trenton Johnson in the first game and has now gone 15 straight innings without allowing a hit.
Ephrata 6-13, Grandview 4-3
Ephrata clinched the sixth and final seed into the Central Washington Athletic Conference district playoffs with a doubleheader sweep of host Grandview.
Josh Snider struck out 16 batters in a 6-4 Tigers victory, and Chandler Gribble and Tyler Clark combined on a one-hitter in Ephrata’s 13-3 win.